The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars: The Last Jedi – UPDATED

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

StarWars.com take a look inside the Lucasfilm Archive, for a closer look at Jedi Texts used in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the stories behind their design, and the tangible links to connect the characters from a galaxy far, far away and the stories they inhabit.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

Extract from StarWars.com

There’s a feeling of reverence surrounding the ancient Jedi texts. Secreted away on Ahch-To in a sacred place built a thousand generations ago to keep the knowledge of the Jedi Order safe for future disciples, the venerable tomes represent the last remnants of the Jedi religion, the last echoes of wisdom from an order on the verge of extinction.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

In-world, the library is a symbol of Luke Skywalker’s lost faith — in himself, the Force, and the teachings of his masters, — realised as simple, incendiary paper volumes that he tries but fails to torch in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Printed books are a rare find in a modern galaxy that prefers data-pads and holograms as primary forms of communication. But stashed away in a drawer aboard the Millennium Falcon, the scriptures survive for another day in Rey’s care.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

To create the hero Jedi Order book, pulled from the petite row and opened to reveal the Jedi emblem for mere seconds on screen, prop makers and artisans designed and printed painstakingly detailed vellum-like sheets then bound them in the cast of a hand-carved cover.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

The final effect is mesmerising in person. “This is a pretty prized piece,” says Lucasfilm Archivist Madlyn Burkert. Beyond that first page are a host of individual pages, designed and lettered as if they truly held the knowledge of those first Jedi practitioners. There’s incredible attention to detail on each page, layers of gold leaf mixed with blue pigments and an unidentified script, perhaps inspired but some of the earliest scrolls and scribbles from our own human history.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

Originally, the props team conceptualised about 40 different volumes, of varying sizes and finishes, which director Rian Johnson narrowed down to a slim 10 finalists for the sacred shelf.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department Luke
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department Luke

Burkert says the prop makers were given free rein with their own personal inspiration, provided that the final series looked like a set of ancient volumes when they were finished. As part of the process, the team researched old book-binding methods, so that each book would be unique in its fabrication.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

For the hero book, the only volume that gets pulled from the stacks and cracked open on-screen, Burkert says the prop makers created the cover by hand, with lettering cut from leather and applied to the front before being covered in layers of vellum-type paper for texture. Then the entire thing was cast and moulded from resin before being tied back together. “For the cover, there’s leather strapping that holds it together,” Burkert says.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

Meanwhile, Lucasfilm’s graphics department created about 80 unique interior pages on handmade paper, taking great care beyond the single page glimpsed in the film. Look closely and you can see the way the ream of paper has some give beneath Luke’s gloved hand.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

To complete the work, the props department aged and weathered the pages, rebound the book, and added the gold leaf accents. According to Prop-maker Martyn Doust, it took the props team two weeks to complete a single volume from start to finish.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

The finished prop volume has a substantial weight to it, although the bindings make it difficult to flip through like a contemporary printed text. It’s now kept sequestered in a special slip cover and carefully boxed away in the Lucasfilm Archives, a testament to the precision of the prop makers who imbued such an important piece of Jedi history with its own awe-inspiring mystique.

Prop photos taken at Lucasfilm headquarters by Kyle Kao.

UPDATED – The Sacred Jedi Texts Pages for Star Wars awesomely recreated by Lee Harris

The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
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Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #3 (OF 5)
THE JEDHA CONNECTION!

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
  • ETHAN SACKS (W)
  • WILL SLINEY (A)
  • Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
  • VARIANT COVER FEATURING HONDO OHNAKA BY CASPAR WIJNGAARD

THE JEDHA CONNECTION! During the height of the EMPIRE, DOK-ONDAR hired an unlikely team to pull off an impossible score — to steal a relic out of the occupied HOLY CITY OF JEDHA. With FIRST ORDER troops now blanketing the BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST on BATUU, history may finally be catching up to the notorious procurer of the unprocurable. Guest starring fan favorite Outer Rim pirate HONDO OHNAKA! Based on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new themed land coming this year to Disney Land and Walt Disney World. 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection Cover Mock Up June 2019
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection Cover Mock Up June 2019
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection Cover June 2019
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection Cover June 2019

STAR WARS #67
THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN – PART 6

Star Wars #67 The Scourging of Shu-Torun Part 6 _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
Star Wars #67 The Scourging of Shu-Torun Part 6 _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
  • KIERON GILLEN (W)
  • ANGEL UNZUETA (A)
  • Cover by GERALD PAREL
  • VARIANT COVER BY Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN TEDESCO

The fate of an entire world is in the hands of the REBELS! And even then, can anyone manage to escape the Scourging of SHU-TORUN? The cataclysmic end of KIERON GILLEN’s run on STAR WARS. 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – DARTH VADER #1 YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT VADER!

Star Wars Age Of Rebellion - Darth Vader #1 _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
Star Wars Age Of Rebellion – Darth Vader #1 _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
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  • Puzzle Piece Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
  • Greatest Moments Variant Cover BY Gabriele Dell’Otto
  • MOVIE VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE

DARTH VADER may be the most feared man in the galaxy. But to the proud Grand Moffs of THE EMPIRE, he’s just the Emperor’s apprentice – below them in the hierarchy. But what fury burns in the heart of a SITH with such overwhelming rage when a mere Moff dares command him? And at what point does Darth Vader show them his true power? 32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION
LUKE SKYWALKER #1
THE FIRST TEMPTATION OF LUKE SKYWALKER!

Star Wars Age Of Rebellion - Luke Skywalker #1 _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
Star Wars Age Of Rebellion – Luke Skywalker #1 _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
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  • CHRIS SPROUSE (A)
  • COVER BY TERRY & RACHEL DODSON
  • VARIANT COVER BY JG JONES
  • Puzzle Piece Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
  • MOVIE VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE

After learning the true identity of his father, LUKE continues his training and prepares for the inevitable showdown, determined never to follow the path of VADER. But when a rebel general’s mistakes lead to disaster and Luke must seize command, the DARK SIDE tempts him as never before. Featuring the eerie influence of THE EMPEROR! 32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #3 (OF 5)
THE NET CLOSES!

Star Wars Tie Fighter #3 The Net Closes _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
Star Wars Tie Fighter #3 The Net Closes _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
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  • ROGE ANTONIO & GERALDO BORGES (A)
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The traitors of the REBEL ALLIANCE have made their presence known! Will the heroes of the EMPIRE be able to salvage the mission and save the day? And at what cost? 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #33 UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON
PART 2

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Star Wars Doctor Alpha #33 Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon Part 2 _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
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  • Cover by ASHLEY WITTER
  • GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT COVER BY PAUL RENAUD

Counting the cost of her incorrigible thievery, sticky-fingered archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA is at the mercy of REBEL HIGH COMMAND. But things are about to get stickier. What’s the one thing every galactic treasure hunter knows for sure? EXES NEVER MARK THE SPOT. 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #5 (OF 5) NIGHTMARE ON THE OUTER RIM!

Star Wars Vader - Dark Visions #5 Nightmare On The Outer Rim _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
Star Wars Vader – Dark Visions #5 Nightmare On The Outer Rim _ Star Wars Marvel Comics Coming in June 2019
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  • GERALDO BORGES (A)
  • COVER BY GREG SMALLWOOD
  • Variant Cover by ACO

A backwater jungle planet teeming with poisonous plants. The search for a device that can track the REBELS. A psychedelic nightmare triggered by the local flora — with a terror known as DARTH VADER! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection Cover Mock Up Banner June 2019
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #3 The Jedha Connection Cover Mock Up Banner June 2019

Source: ScreenRant
Mock-Up : MilnersBlog

Topps : Star Wars Galactic Moments: Countdown to Episode IX : WEEK 13

Time is moving on quickly, we’ve now already started The Return of the Jedi with only 5 more movies to go until we reach Star Wars: Episode IX.

Topps who is celebrating the generational culmination of the Star Wars saga with a commemorative set highlighting some of the greatest moments from a galaxy far away. The Topps Star Wars Saga set features characters and iconic scenes from the original trilogy, prequels and newest films concluding with Episode IX. Topps will only bring out three new Star Wars Galactic Moment cards each week, as they countdown to Episode IX.

Jabba the Hutt _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 37
Jabba the Hutt _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 37
Jabba the Hutt _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 37 Back
Jabba the Hutt _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 37 Back
The Droids Arrive _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 38
The Droids Arrive _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 38
The Droids Arrive _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 38 Back
The Droids Arrive _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 38 Back
Setting Han Free _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 39
Setting Han Free _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 39
Setting Han Free _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 39 Back
Setting Han Free _ Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13 Card 39 Back

Topps : Star Wars Galactic Moments: Countdown to Episode IX : WEEK 13

Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13
Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 _ Week 13

Topps : Star Wars Galactic Moments: Countdown to Episode IX : WEEK 14-52 …Coming Soon

Star Wars: The Only Hope …Possible Title Leaks?

And yet another possible Star Wars: Episode IX title has been thrown into the hat, this via Reddit Star Wars Leaks.

Star Wars THE ONLY HOPE Episode IX Title Logo Hi Resolution HD
Star Wars THE ONLY HOPE Episode IX Title Logo Hi Resolution HD

STAR WARS : THE ONLY HOPE …sounds plausible?

The Force Awaken  – The Last Last Jedi  – The Only Hope ?

Star Wars Episode IX THE ONLY HOPE Title Logo Hi Resolution HD
Star Wars Episode IX THE ONLY HOPE Title Logo Hi Resolution HD

But I’m not buying it, the leak came via some rather dubious branding guidelines, which many of us in the design and marketing trade have debunked as fake, as you can see below, they are rather amateur, as if someone has done it Microsoft Paint. One obvious mistake is the old Lucasfilm logo, not used since 2105, also the use of the word lettering to describe the ‘Type or ‘Font’ which is the correct terminology for branding guidelines, also the Hex Codes are no reflection of the colours used… Nice try!!!

Star Wars THE ONLY HOPE Episode IX Title Logo Guidelines Leak
Star Wars THE ONLY HOPE Episode IX Title Logo Guidelines Leak
Star Wars Episode IX THE ONLY HOPE Possible Title Logo Hi Resolution HD
Star Wars Episode IX THE ONLY HOPE Possible Title Logo Hi Resolution HD

 

 

Star Wars: Episode IX – 709th Legion ‘Red Fury’ Sith Trooper?

Jason Ward from Marking Star Wars shared some information recently that we might be getting a new Elite Red First Order Death Stormtrooper, which he called the Star Wars: Episode IX – The Elite Red Sith Trooper.

“There’s a new type of elite trooper in Star Wars: Episode IX that is pretty much a solid red Stormtrooper with black stripes. The trooper does not appear to be one of the red pilots from Star Wars: Resistance, but it almost sounds like they were developed together. One theory I currently hold is that Elrik Vonreg from Resistance might be an unused design for this new Episode IX trooper, but that’s a guess. The trooper is not just a First Order Stormtrooper painted red either, as the helmet is different. Ironically, we did hear the trooper was a pilot but for all we know these are like Death Troopers and they can fly ships too. We also can’t confirm there are more than one in the film at this time.”

Also Stu Whitten an VFX guy from the UK posted a Episode IX crew t-shirt showing a new red mask for a new First Order Stormtrooper, 

Star Wars Episode IX Red Trooper Crew T-Shirt
Star Wars Episode IX Red Trooper Crew T-Shirt

So based on this I’ve mock-up what the helmet might look like… What do you think?

Star Wars Episode IX The Red Fury Trooper
Star Wars Episode IX The Red Fury Trooper
Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red Death Trooper
Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red Death Trooper
Star Wars Episode IX Elite Red Trooper
Star Wars Episode IX Elite Red Trooper

OPTIONS

Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red SithTrooper

Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red Trooper Concept 2 Stripe
Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red Trooper Concept 2 Stripe

Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red SithTrooper ‘Sponsored by ADIDAS’

Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red Trooper
Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red Trooper

Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Trooper in White

Star Wars Episode IX Elite Trooper White Option
Star Wars Episode IX Elite Trooper White Option

Star Wars Episode IX The Elite Red Sith Trooper ‘Claw Version’

Star Wars Episode IX Elite Red Trooper Claw Version
Star Wars Episode IX Elite Red Trooper Claw Version
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Red Sith Trooper Hot Toys 1
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Red Sith Trooper Hot Toys 1
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Red Sith Trooper Hot Toys 2
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Red Sith Trooper Hot Toys 2
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Red Sith Trooper Hot Toys 3
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Red Sith Trooper Hot Toys 3
Star Wars- The Power of the Dark Side - Sith Trooper Trading Card
Star Wars- The Power of the Dark Side – Sith Trooper Trading Card